- Environmentalism Pays
- A California-based winery practices environmentalism in every aspect of its operations -- and manages to make substantial profits at the same time.
- Ben's Big Flop
- When progressive business thinking gets too far afield of convention, it can have disastrous results. That's what happened to Ben & Jerry's co founder Ben Cohen when he launched a company built on helping the environment.
- It's Not That Easy Going Green
- Duncan Berry, ardent environmentalist and CEO of Apparel Source Inc., describes the ethical dilemma he faced when he learned that his industry causes massive amounts of pollution.
- Environmentally PC
- Most people trash their obsolete PCs, leaving them to fester in a landfill for a few million years. One creative company actually recycles them into flowerpots and jewelry.
Getting Involved in the Community
- Giving Resources to Create Wealth
- One entrepreneur bridges the digital divide by bringing young, disadvantaged minorities into lucrative technical positions.
- Helping the Community Profit
- First Bethany Bank & Trust's socially centered policies include matching employee community service with charitable contributions and a commitment to the financial success of women and Latinos.
Making Global Connections
- Setting a Global Table
- A Philadelphia restaurateur donates profits to charity, networks with socially conscious restaurants in other countries, and enlists her 19,000 customers to work for social change.
- Leading the Way to Fairer Trade Practices
- Most businesses put profits before social change. Not Equal Exchange. The fair-trade cooperative's mission is to improve the quality of life of its suppliers.
- The Challenges -- and the Promise -- of Globalization
- In a recent book, two Economist writers explore the impact that a more globalized economy is having on the quality of workers' lives.
Oct 24, 2000